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of employers said a tech college was important to the success of their business



of employers would hire a tech college grad again


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incumbent workers receive customized instruction through a tech college each year

Create a valuable network

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When you connect with technical college faculty, staff, students and leaders, it creates a valuable network that will serve you and your team very well.

Serve on a Program Advisory Committee. Donate equipment. Support scholarships. Collaborate in hands-on career awareness and exploration. The rewards are limitless - for you, and your community.


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Among other benefits, when you connect with technical college faculty and students, it can result in a talent pipeline, succession planning and technical assistance that will support the growth and success of your business.

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Supporting the Next Generation

When you collaborate with your local technical college, or open your doors in support of hands-on career awareness and exploration for all ages, it builds and sustains interest for generations.

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Hiring Students

Serving on a Program Advisory Committee for a program that feeds your business is a great way to connect with faculty and students and get a jump on identifying talent.

Contact the employer specialist at a college to get started

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